Thuggish Ruggish Bone

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"Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Thuggish Ruggish Bone.jpg
Single by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony featuring Shatasha Williams
from the album Creepin on ah Come Up
ReleasedApril 20, 1994
GenreGangsta rap, G-funk
Songwriter(s)Anthony Henderson, Stanley Howse, Bryon McCane, Kenneth McCloud, Steven Howse, Tim Middleton, Charles Scruggs
Producer(s)DJ U-Neek
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony singles chronology
"Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
"Foe tha Love of $"

"Thuggish Ruggish Bone" is the debut single by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, from their debut EP Creepin on ah Come Up. It features local Cleveland singer Shatasha Williams.[1] The song reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was included in the soundtrack of the video game True Crime: Streets of LA; and the second half of Layzie Bone's verse was reused on the track "Family Scriptures" on the Mo Thugs Family debut album, Family Scriptures.[2]

The music video (directed by Terry Heller) was shot near the Cuyahoga River on Cleveland's westside, near from the Lakeview Estates public housing units. The music video also featured rapper Eazy-E.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (EP Version) (featuring Shatasha Williams) (4:40)
  2. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Instrumental) (4:32)
  3. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (A Capella) (4:40)

Official versions[edit]

  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (A Cappella) (4:40)
  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (EP Version) (4:40)
  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Instrumental) (4:32)



Weekly charts[edit]

Billboard Hot 100 20[4]
Billboard Hot Rap Songs 2[5]
Billboard Hot R&B Songs 11[5]
New Zealand Singles Chart 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 48


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  • Featured Guest: Shatasha Williams
  • Producer: Kenny McCloud
  • Executive Producer: Eazy-E
  • Recorded by: Kenny McCloud at The Blackhole Recording Studio
  • Additional Recording and Mixed by: Donovan "Tha Dirt Biker" Sound at Audio Achievement Studios
  • Mastered by: "Big Bass" Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published by: Ruthless Attack Muzick (ASCAP), Dollarz N Sense Muzick, Keenu Songs (BMI)


  1. ^ Frydenlund, Zach I Found Shatasha Williams, The Woman Who Sang The Hook On Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" Complex UK. September 13, 3025
  2. ^ "Mo Thugs Family Scriptures Lyrics". MetroLyrics.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Billboard - Google Books
  5. ^ a b Billboard - Google Books
  6. ^ "End of Year Charts 1996". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Bone Thugs 'N Harmony – Thuggish, Ruggish Bone". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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